If you have been silently minding your business, and were suddenly startled by a hue and cry from the far reaches of the interwebs, don’t bealarmed. It is simply a generation of gun-owners who came up paying "Call of Duty Modern Warfare," shouting for excitement, joy, or somecombination of the two. 2019 appears to be the year that people will beable to own a semi-automatic version of the iconic AA-12 shotgun. Themanufacturer is Sol Invictus, and deliveries are expected to begin inJune. From the Sol Invictus webpage:
“Firing from a closed bolt semi-auto configuration, this iconic Shotgun is finally going to be available for sale to the public. Sol InvictusArms plans to manufacture a Limited Edition Boje Cornils Signature Modelas a tribute to the Engineer who worked tirelessly in the shadows tobring this mystical Shotgun to life.
Fed from a 20-round drum magazine,the AA-12 uses a gas operated long strong piston design to providereliable and consistent functionality no matter the firing conditions. Whether for Self defense, Agency operations, or Target Shooting on theRange, the AA-12 will instill confidence that you have enough fire powerto take care of the matter at hand.”
Sol Invictus had a Fully Automatic version of the gun at Media day onthe range, that fired from the open bolt. The gun was oddly reminiscentof another perennial fan favorite, the Thompson submachine gun, whetherit was the magazines that slotted into a rail, or the top mountedcharging handle.
While the gun felt somewhat awkward to handle, recoilwas almost non-existent, and incredibly easy to control. For a mere$3,000 you may pre-order the iron sighted version of the gun. If you’rewanting to mount an optic, you’ll need to spring for the $3,250 modelthat includes a Picatinny rail along the top of the gun. Visitwww.solinvictusarms.com/aa-12for more information.